High School Softball
Northgate clinches state berth with rout
It only took Northgate’s softball team three innings on Tuesday to clinch a state berth while advancing to the second round of this week’s Region 4-AAAAAA tournament.
The Lady Vikings threw a no-hitter and scored multiple runs in all three of their at-bats en route to an 15-0 victory over Creekside.
Creekside might have left its bats on the bus, but Northgate pulled out its offensive arsenal en route to an 18-hit performance.
The Lady Vikings jumped all over the Lady Seminoles with nine runs in the first, four in the second and two in the third to easily beat Creekside in a game played at Northgate.
With the win, Northgate automatically earned a spot in next week’s Class AAAAA tournament.
However, the Lady Vikings still have more work to do at the region tournament.
Northgate and Tuesday’s other three winners now move to Mosley Park in Henry County starting Thursday to play of the tournament title and state seeding.
Against Creekside five different players had at least two RBIs for the Lady Vikings.
Alyssa Allen led the way for Northgate with a 3-for-3 performance with three RBIs and a home run.
Myriah Render, Rachel Cook, Hadley Lewis, and Jordan Hamilton each had two RBIs.
Jessica Cochran and Jenna Pealor also drove in runs for Northgate.
Haley Flood picked up the win for the Lady Vikings, finishing the game with five strikeouts in two innings of work. Hadley Lewis also struck out the side in her inning of work.